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Wind and Supersonic Speeds

  1. Dec 30, 2004 #1
    I have a question I am pondering about. If there was a wind and the windspeed is faster than the speed of sound, would there be any kind of sonic boom effect created?
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  3. Dec 31, 2004 #2


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    Only if the wind hit something with a net relative speed higher than the speed of sound.
  4. Dec 31, 2004 #3
    I suspect that they produce this wind speed effect in wind tunnels all the time. Down stream of the object in the wind I suspect that there are patterns of pressure waves that can be felt as sonic booms. Upstream should be clean.
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    Or if the supersonic front finds a subsonic part of wind.
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